Brendan Steele posted a 7-over-par 72-71-75-69 — 287 on a very tough Olympia Fields course to tie for 33rd in the BMW, the second of the three season-ending FedExCup tournaments.
The Idyllwild native’s drives averaged 324 yards while they found 37.5% of the narrow fairways. He hit 57% of the greens in regulation and played the field essentially even with his putter.
Brendan finishes this season in 47th place on the PGA Tour’s FedExCup points list. He needed to finish in the top 30 on that points list to advance to the Tour Championship next week, so this brings his fine PGA Tour year to a close.
In only 19 starts in this strange, COVID-impacted 2019/20 season, he notched five top-25s, including three top-10s and a second-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Brendan has this week off but he’ll tee it up next week in the first tournament of the new 2020/21 season — the Safeway Open on the Silverado Resort and Spa North Course in Napa, California, the PGA Tour event he has twice won.